Jennifer Fox is an internationally acclaimed director, producer, camera-woman and educator. Her first film, BEIRUT: THE LAST HOME MOVIE was broadcast in twenty countries, released theatrically in nine, and won seven international awards, including Best Documentary Film and Best Cinematography at the 1988 Sundance Film Festival and Best Documentary at the 1988 Cinema Du Reel Festival, Paris.
She produced, directed and shot the groundbreaking ten-hour PBS/BBC/ARTE series AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY, which screened in its full 10-hour form at festivals internationally, including the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals (1999). LOVE STORY aired in the USA nationally on PBS primetime. It received a Gracie Award for Best Television Series and was named ”One of the Top Ten Television Series of 1999” by “The New York Times”, “Time Out”, “The Boston Globe”, “Time Magazine”, and “The New York Daily News”. LOVE STORY was broadcast round the world.
She co-produced, directed and shot the six-part film, FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN through a unique Danish co-production, funded by the Danish Film Institute, TV-2 Denmark, BBC, ARTE, YLE-1, SBS, SVT, ICON & Humanist Channels Netherlands, the Sundance Channel, and a Creative Capital Grant. FLYING premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) in 2006 and the Sundance Film Festival in 2007 and did a 20-city theatrical tour in North America before airing on the BBC, SVT, TV-2, YLE, SBS, and the Sundance Channel in 2008.
Her current feature documentary, MY REINCARNATION, about a high Tibetan Master in exile and his Italian born son, has been filmed over an unprecedented 20 years and has just been completed. The film is an ARTE co-production and has been pre-sold to Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Italy and Switzerland. It has received grants from the Hartley Film Foundation, Impact Partners and the GDF Foundation. In the United States, it will air nationally on PBS’s prime series, POV. In Autumn 2010, MY REINCARNATION has already been invited to the Leipzig International Documentary Film Festival, the Festival Dei Popoli as the Opening Night Film in the Competition, and the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA). It is currently being submitted to festivals around the world for 2011.
Jennifer has Executive Produced many award-winning films including: LOVE & DIANE; ON THE ROPES; DOUBLE EXPOSURE; COWBOYS, LAWYERS AND INDIANS; ABSOLUTELY SAFE?; the ten part television series, PROJECT TEN: REAL STORIES FROM A FREE SOUTH AFRICA, and the new fiction feature film, UPSTATE. She has consulted on numerous documentaries, including the Sundance Grand Prize winner, SOUTHERN COMFORT and the Slamdance Grand Prize winner, STONE READER.
Jennifer is the author of the screenplays, LILA: A FAIRTALE, a feature, co-written with Oren Moverman, and the short film, THE WOMAN WITH ONE BREAST. She has just completed the television pilot, THE GOOD EGG, co-written with Deborah Copaken Kogan and is currently writing the feature script, THE HORSE’S TALE.
She is the subject of three films on filmmaking, THE HECK WITH HOLLYWOOD! by Doug Block, CINEMA VERITE: DEFINING THE MOMENT by Peter Wintonck and CAPTURING REALITY: THE ART OF DOCUMENTARY by the National Film Board of Canada.
Jennifer has lectured and taught filmmaking nationally and internationally and run documentary training programs in as diverse countries as South Africa, Finland, Romania, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, India, Holland, Switzerland, and the USA. She is currently teaching at NYU Tisch School of Film and TV and is a lead trainer for the Dutch Binger Lab’s new Documentary Program, launched in June 2010 that will run though 2011.